A jury in southwest Iowa’s Pottawattamie County has returned a guilty verdict in the case of a Boone woman who’s charged with killing her husband. The jury deliberated for about four hours Friday before taking a break for the weekend.
When they returned Monday morning, it took only four more hours for them to convict Jessica Hill on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of her husband. Michael “Shane” Hill was shot to death on May 2007 while working on a sheep farm in Ogden.
Hill’s wife admitted to having an affair with Daniel Blair, who was earlier convicted of first-degree murder. Another man, Aron Moss, who was convicted of helping in the slaying, was convicted of second-degree murder. Jessica Hill faces up to 50 years in prison. Her sentencing date has not yet been set. The trial was moved to Council Bluffs due to pre-trial publicity.
Contributed by Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic